Monday, April 2, 2018

"Seven Changes in the Legal Job Market Impacting New Lawyers"

From The National Law Journal, by Max Weber, the Assistant Dean of Career Services at Harvard Law School:

Seven Changes in the Legal Job Market Impacting New Lawyers

Harvard Law School Assistant Dean of Career Services Mark Weber reflects on more than two decades of law school and legal practice developments.

 

Lawyers beginning their legal careers in Big Law today earn more, specialize earlier and benefit from technology that affords them flexibility. I’ve spent 24 years working with students, alumni and employers. Here are seven notable changes impacting new lawyers today:

 

  • The Double-Edged Sword of Technology
  • Increased Salaries, Increased Debt
  • A Focus on Increased Training and Exit Opportunities
  • Unique Mentoring Opportunities
  • Increased Options for the JD Degree
  • A Focus on Mental Health & Balance

 Read the full article explaining each of these bullet points here.

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